Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!

Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!

by Kurt Vonnegut
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Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut’s pen into hilarious farce—a final slapstick that may be the Almighty’s joke on us all.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440339090
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/13/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 136,819
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kurt Vonnegut was a master of contemporary American literature. His black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America's attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959 and established him as "a true artist" with Cat's Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, "one of the best living American writers.” Mr. Vonnegut passed away in April 2007.

Date of Birth:

November 11, 1922

Date of Death:

April 11, 2007

Place of Birth:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Place of Death:

New York, New York

Education:

Cornell University, 1940-42; Carnegie-Mellon University, 1943; University of Chicago, 1945-47; M.A., 1971

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Slapstick; or, Lonesome No More! 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
BookHoundDC More than 1 year ago
I am a HUGE Vonnegut fan and so a little biased. I've read most of his novels and I have to say this one may be my favorite. It seemed to me to be his most poignant, his deepest and softest look at the human condition. Usually Vonnegut's writing is caustic and sarcastic, a grumpy old man's grumpy view of the world and his own life. Slapstick is still caustic and sarcastic, but there is something more to it, something touching, almost frail. Reading it, I felt like I was seeing the softer side of a normally harsh but beloved grandfather. It was wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love his writing. GREAT BOOK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
excellent novel. By far one of vonneguts greatest work, i read it over exam week last year in high school and have been dying to re-read it but i lost it. however, vonneguts theoretical future is amazingly funny. I also liked how the story jumps around a bit, much like slaughterhouse 5.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not Vonnegut's most critcally acclaimed work. But I believe it to be his most intriguing and unique masterpiece. I have read 7 Vonnegut novels including Sirens, Cat's, and Slaughterhouse. And this is by far the funniest and tingled my heart strings while demanding that I crack up. Vonnegut writes about a future that is pure balderdash and is hopefully depressing. The funniest novel by the worlds most hilariously realistic author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Slapstick is a winner. The book is very Vonnegut, filled with odd characters and screwy plot lines. Quite a fast read, and entertaining to the very end. The novel has found its way to the top of my list of great books! A definite must read for all fans of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
BookReviewersClub More than 1 year ago
ean Goranites of the BookReviewersClub reviewed the book "Slapstick" by Kurt Vonnegut. This book tells the story of a 100-year old man who is living in a large building on a dead American island. On this place, most of the buildings were destroyed and only a few people were left alive. This book tells the story of the man's life as a twin who could become a genius whenever his head was in physical contact with his twin sister. The book has many themes. Some of those themes include family, diplomacy, relations between countries. In other words, it touches on topics in much of our world. It also covers a lot of territory in a short period of time. This is a good book. All in all, he gave the book 4 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a new Vonnegut fan. Just can't seem to get enough. Funny with lots of black comedy and satire. His characters are full and quirky, like us all. I just hope I can get my hands on every one of his books.
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